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Recipe: ‘Fenugreek seeds (methi) and Brown Rice porridge’ for nursing mothers.

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

If you are a breastfeeding mom, you may be wondering if there are any foods that can improve your milk supply. In fact, you’ll need about 300 more calories (2,000-2,300 calories total) per day than in the last trimester of your pregnancy in the form of three balanced meals and some light snacks throughout the day. Foods with lactation-promoting properties are called lactogenic foods or galactagogues. Continue reading

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Galactogoues: Herbal foods in mother’s diet to enhance lactation

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Galactogoues

 

A galactagogue, is a substance that promotes lactation in humans and other animals. It may be synthetic, plant-derived, or endogenous. I will be concentrating more on the herbal or plant derived galactogogues which have been traditionally used in many cultures, tribes and communities to produce a good milk supply. Not only these herbs have lesser side effects, also they can be easily incorporated in the daily Indian meals. I will also upload some recipes soon which are high on calories and also have galactogogues, which lactating mothers can savor. Continue reading

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Nutritional value of breast milk

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Slide6What is the nutritional value of breast milk and why it is important to choose breast milk over formula or top feed. Read more to know…. Continue reading

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Understanding the mechanism of Lactation and how to increase production of breast milk.

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Slide1What is Lactogenesis or Lactation?

Lactogenesis is the onset of milk secretion and includes all of the changes in the mammary epithelium (breast glands) necessary to go from the undifferentiated (not developed) mammary gland in early pregnancy to full lactation sometime after delivery.

How does milk production i.e. Lactation occur in humans? Continue reading